Asia-Pacific dominates estimated US$4.3tn global net profit pool, says GlobalData

Asia-Pacific (APAC) held the maximum share of the estimated US$4.3tn global net profit pool in 2017, while Europe witnessed the highest company net profit growth, according to a new study from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The study, based on a sample size of 36,000 global companies across a number of core sectors including, financial services, technology and communications, construction, consumer, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare and metals and mining, reviewed the performance of each region’s total company net profitability level in 2017 v 2013 and the global sector performance during the same period.

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The APAC region emerged with the highest net profit value in the net profit pool in 2017 with a 38% share, followed by North America (30%), Europe (25%), South and Central America (4%), and Middle East and Africa (3%).

Both APAC and Europe have seen an increase in their total net profit share in 2017 from 2013 levels, while North America achieved marginal growth.

Parth Vala Financial Analyst at GlobalData commented, “North America’s profitability was impacted by the 2017 tax reforms in the US, which forced companies with deferred tax assets to incur one-off tax costs. Even so, the region continued to be the second leading region by value, although its gap with APAC widened remarkably in 2017 from 2013.’’

Europe’s total net profit figure rose by an impressive 40.6% over 2013, followed by South and Central America (32.6%) and Asia-Pacific (28.1%). North America witnessed a moderate rise of 3.5%, while Middle East and Africa saw a decline of 7.3%.

In sector terms financial services led the field with a significant value share of 29.9% in 2017, continuing its dominance from 2013 when it held close to 31%.

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Editor’s notes

  • Quotes are provided by Parth Vala, Associate Project Manager at GlobalData
  • The information is based on GlobalData’s companies database
  • This press release was written using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GlobalData’s team of industry experts.

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